Ashes of Time ★★★★

Redux.

Perhaps Wong Kar-wai's most ambitious work yet, tackling numerous plot threads and relationships in his distinctly elliptical and dreamy approach while still being a Wuxia picture.

No wonder why Wong took his time off while editing to make Chungking Express, because there's so much in here it's miraculous that this thing works at all. And yet, I'd say he succeeds for the most part, especially on conveying the sense of longing that he'd later when on to perfect in his later films.

Seriously, Christopher Doyle should shoot more Wuxia films.

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